QMF Construction was awarded a concrete works contract by Broadspectrum Australia to complete various works on the new Lowood Sewerage Treatment Plant. The plant is to be constructed on Forest Hill-Fernvale Rd, Vernor.  The new treatment plant will cater for approximately 8,800 people, meeting the needs of the projected population until 2034.

The plant will feature the latest technology in sewage treatment. It is part of a $45 million upgrade to the local network, which also includes two new sewerage pump stations and eight kilometres of new sewer pipes. The new plant will replace the two existing treatment plants in Lowood and Fernvale, which will be decommissioned in 2019.


QMF’s scope of works on this project included but was not limited to:

  • Bioreactor and Membrane Structure
  • Chlorine contact and service water slab
  • Retaining wall footings
  • Chemical storage and dosing slab
  • Concrete delivery bund
  • Sludge de-watering slab

Other aspects of the project included working within a tight construction program, access constraints, working at heights, working with conventional and engineered formwork systems to deliver a detailed product.

Works expected to be completed: June 2019

Project Contact:  – Neil Campbell –  Broad Spectrum